Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, and actor for radio, television, and film. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny was known for his comic timing and his ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, tremendously popular in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s,... Topics: Jack Benny, classic radio, CCMR TV, comic, laughs
(143 Episodes) Update: ** Episode information added to all uploads prior to Jan 05, 2011 JACK BENNY (Feb 14, 1894 – Dec 26, 1974): Jack Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often (although an accomplished violinist)... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Comedian, * Jack Benny, OTRadio CBS,...
The Jack Benny Program, which starred no less than Jack Benny himself, was a comedy series than went on-air for more than 30 years in both radio and television. It premiered on NBC Blue on May 2, 1932, and had its last episode on CBS radio on May 22, 1955, producing a total of 931 episodes. The TV adaptation, which was just a continuation of the radio program, was aired from 1950 to 1965. Apart from lead character Jack Benny, other radio stars included in the show were Eddie Anderson, Don... Topic: The Jack Benny Program
NBC hour-long special, which was broadcast on November 13, 1965. Guests include Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Walt Disney, and the Beach Boys. Cast: Jack Benny Bob Hope Elke Sommer Walt Disney Brian Wilson Beach Boys Dennis Wilson Beach Boys Carl Wilson Beach Boys Al Jardine Beach Boys Mike Love Beach Boys John Ireland Naomi Stevens Writers: George Balzer Hal Goldman Al Gordon Sam Perrin favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: classic tv, Jack Benny, Elke Sommer, Bob Hope, Beach Boys, Walt Disney
Jack just can't believe his press agent has come up with an "I Can't Stand Jack Benny Because..." contest to give away 10,000 dollars in Victory Bonds, with Fred Allen as the judge. Topics: Jack Benny Program, Jack Benny, Comedy, Old Time Radio, OTR
Jack Benny: The Radio Show ~ Introduction To Old-Time Radio ~ Mister Radio. Original 'King Of All Media'. The world's oldest 39-year-old. Possibly the person most associated with the golden age of radio is Jack Benny. Jack Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky in 1894, grew up in Waukegan, Illinois, the town he made famous in countless routines. At age six he began studying the violin, and in 1911, at age 17, Benny began his career playing the violin on the vaudeville stage. His violin would... Topics: Jack Benny, Jack Benny Show, The, ITOTR
The complete surviving 1939 broadcasts, from original recordings of the program as it went on the air live, without modern remastering or reconditioning. There will be occasional flaws in the recordings but there are few flaws in the performances of Jack Benny and company, who were, by now, long enough established as masters of comic timing. Cast: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson (Rochester), Kenny Baker through 18 June, Dennis Day as of 8 October, Don Wilson... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Jack Benny, Jell-O, old-time radio, comedy, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Don Wilson, Kenny Baker,...
March 4th 1962 of the Jack Benny Show, with special guests: Violinist Toni Marcus, and singer Julie London. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Jack Benny, Classic Television
Mrs. Bogart! The Lucky Strike Program - Guests Bacall & Bogart January 5th, 1947 Jack Benny is, of course, the perfect gentleman. He would never take lightly the sanctity of marriage. Every man, however, has something deep in their psyche (call it vanity) that drives him to prove, if only to himself, that he can still play the Lothario should the need arise. With Lauren Bacall dropping by the Benny house to rehearse her part in an upcoming Jack Benny Show, Jack goes into action. To... Topics: Jack Benny Show, The, Guests Bacall & Bogart, Jack Benny, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, ITOTR
An early episode of "The Jack Benny Program", telecast 30 November 1952 on CBS. This episode is complete with the original commercials for Lucky Strike cigarettes. (this had been uploaded before by someone else. But I decided to upload a copy myself. I hope that's OK) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Jack Benny Program, The Jack Benny Show, Jack Benny, Comedy, Early...
Never Trust A Mysterious Stranger The Lucky Strike Program - I Stand Condemned January 19th, 1947 Apparently, Jack Benny had never heard the Inner Sanctum Mysteries episode Death Bound, or he would have known better than to trust a mysterious stranger who asks for a light. Complicating matters is the fact that this mysterious stranger, who looks like Boris Karloff, is Boris Karloff. Boris Karloff was the star of many Inner Sanctum episodes in the '40s and '50s, and on The Jack Benny Show he... Topics: Jack Benny Show, The, I Stand Condemned, Jack Benny, Boris Karloff, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Death...
Jack talks about a new movie he'll be in that captures the "True Benny", but Mary has her own idea for a movie for Jack. Jack and the cast perform a play called "Behind The Front Page" or "Scoop Benny Scoop." Topics: Jack Benny, Comedy, Old Time Radio, OTR
The cast congratulates Jack on his 5th year on the radio. Mary dedicates a poem to Jack, and Kenny dedicates a song to him. A reporter interviews Jack for his anniversary. The cast performs another Buck Benny episode, with Andy Devine. Topics: Jack Benny Program, Jack Benny, Andy Devine, Comedy, Old Time Radio, OTR
Jack Benny and Dennis Day star in this 1968 commercial for Texaco. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Jack Benny, Dennis Day, Texaco, gas, gasoline, 1968, 1960s, 60s
Episode of "The Jack Benny program" with his guest Liberace. With commercials - LSMFT. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, CBC, 1950's Television, Live Television, Kinescope, Lucky Strike, Jack Benny, 1954,...
Jack Benny USO Show from Cairo, Egypt on September 13, 1943. Not sure if this was broadcast on AFRS? favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: World War, 1939-1945, United Service Organizations (U.S.), World War II, 1943, WWII, OTR, Jack...
When Jack Benny has George Burns' son Ronnie on, Don Wilson becomes mad that Jack hasn't had his son, Harlo on. Season 8, Episode 15 (1958) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Jack Benny, Ronnie Burns
Rare footage of Jack Benny, Carole Landis, June Bruner, Larry Adler, and Martha Tilton entertaining the troops during World War 2 ~ You can see more Carole Landis @ http://www.carolelandis.net Topics: carole landis, jack benny, martha tilton, june bruner, larry adler, war, kiss
Welcome back friends to the Retro Radio Memories podcast! Each week we will briefly discuss a classic old time radio show before sharing said program with you listeners. This week we present an Easter themed episode of the Jack Benny Program from 1953 entitled "The Easter Parade". Topics: Comedy, Jack Benny, Bob Crosby, Mel Blanc, Old Time Radio, Nostalgia, Retro, Podcast
Jack is sick with a cold that he got from Carmichael, so Rochester has to play nursemaid to them both. Mary tells Jack that Fred Allen claims Benny is actually a fake, and that his real name is Maxwell Stroud. Topics: Jack Benny, Comedy, Old Time Radio, OTR